Reply to "'Harder than,' 'more than,' 'better than'"

Both "harder" and "more" are correct, but they have slightly different meanings.

If I had studied harder, means "If I had studied with more intensity."

"If I had studied more means "If I had spend more time studying."
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One entry for the adverb "hard" in the American Heritage Dictionary*:

"¢ With strenuous effort; intently: worked hard all day; stared hard at the accused criminal.

"Harder" is the comparative form of the adverb "hard."
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One entry for the adverb "more" in the American Heritage Dictionary*:

"¢ Comparative of much. To or in a greater extent or degree: loved him even more.

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*The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition. Houghton Mifflin Company. 2003
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